Anum Shaharyar

MAINTAINING THE LITERARY MOMENTUM

A proliferation of genres has overtaken Pakistan’s English-language literature. ANUM SHAHARYAR explores its progress and concludes Published 14 Aug, 2022 07:12am
FICTION: WHAT MATTERS TO YOU

FICTION: WHAT MATTERS TO YOU

A Pakistani-American’s slow-simmering novel that explores the inner lives of its characters as they confront events larger than... Updated 27 Feb, 2022 10:59am
FICTION: YOUNG AND PAKISTANI IN AMERICA

FICTION: YOUNG AND PAKISTANI IN AMERICA

An enjoyable Young Adult novel centred on Pakistani American teenagers clearly showcases the author’s lived experience, which... Published 31 Oct, 2021 07:05am
FICTION: SURVIVAL REIGNS SUPREME

FICTION: SURVIVAL REIGNS SUPREME

With a sparse and to-the-point writing style, a collection of short stories relies heavily on the reader’s ability to read between Published 12 Sep, 2021 11:23am
FICTION: NATURE AND NURTURE

FICTION: NATURE AND NURTURE

A 2020 Booker Prize-shortlisted debut juxtaposes dystopian fiction about climate change with contemporary relationships, but... Published 20 Jun, 2021 06:06am
FICTION: OUR OWN GHOSTS

FICTION: OUR OWN GHOSTS

A Pakistani collection of tales of the supernatural does what it sets out to do: scare and entertain... Published 15 Nov, 2020 07:37am
FICTION: SUPERNATURAL HISTORIES

FICTION: SUPERNATURAL HISTORIES

A debut novel makes an impact as a captivating story, combining historical fiction with a touch of both supernatural as Published 24 Nov, 2019 07:07am
FICTION: A WORLD WITHOUT WOMEN

FICTION: A WORLD WITHOUT WOMEN

Bina Shah’s novel about a dystopian future paints a fascinating world, rich with detail and intricate in its imaginings Published 14 Oct, 2018 07:11am
FICTION: DEAD GIRL CALLING

FICTION: DEAD GIRL CALLING

A Young Adult novel that is much more than the usual and tackles issues of religion, culture, mental health and abuse Published 02 Sep, 2018 06:58am
FICTION: DARING TO DREAM

FICTION: DARING TO DREAM

A story of one of the many unsung heroines fighting for their right to learn Published 24 Jun, 2018 07:06am